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Day: June 7, 2016

Car bomb attack targeting police kills 11 people in Istanbul
Arab world, ENGLISH

Car bomb attack targeting police kills 11 people in Istanbul

    A rush-hour car bomb attack targeting a bus carrying riot police killed 11 people and wounded 36 others Tuesday, Istanbul's governor said. Speaking at the scene of the blast in the district of Beyazit, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said the dead included seven police officers and four civilians. At least three of the wounded were in serious condition. The explosion was caused by a bomb placed inside a car and was detonated as the police vehicle was passing by, Sahin said. The police bus was overturned from the force of the blast which also damaged nearby buildings, including a closed hotel whose entrance appeared gutted and windows were blown out. The blast also shattered windows at a famous 16th-century Ottoman mosque, Sehzadebasi, wrecked several cars and forced cancella...
Ramadan 2016: How daily fasting impacts health
ENGLISH, London

Ramadan 2016: How daily fasting impacts health

    Over a million Muslims will be fasting across the UK this year (Picture: [copyright]) As the world’s one billion-plus Muslims gear up to fast over the next month during Ramadan - one of the five pillars of Islam - there is some concern this year may be particularly challenging with followers required to go without any food and water for some 17 hours a day as a test of personal strength and communication with Allah. However, if done right - and if Muslims have been preparing their minds and bodies in the run up to the holy month kicking off this week - Ramadan can, surprisingly, have many health benefits. Despite potentially feeling some heartburn, irritablity, dehydration, and a decline in concentration levels - which are expected - Dr Razeen Mahroof, an anaesthetist from...
EU rules stopped Britain deporting murderers, rapists and violent criminals
ENGLISH, Europe

EU rules stopped Britain deporting murderers, rapists and violent criminals

    Murderers, rapists and violent offenders from across Europe have been able to remain in Britain after their crimes, the Justice Minister will say on Tuesday as he reveals a dossier of 50 offenders who have used EU rules to avoid deportation. Dominic Raab, who works closely with Michael Gove in the Justice department, said that British families are “at risk” because European courts are refusing to allow UK judges to deport dangerous and violent criminals back to EU countries. Mr Raab has compiled a dossier of the 50 most serious offenders who have been allowed to remain in the UK because of Brussels red tape. As justice minister, Mr Raab has had first-hand experience of many of the cases the UK has seen thwarted. His dossier includes an Italian man who stabbed a head teache...
20 companies directed to halt production in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

20 companies directed to halt production in Bangladesh

    High Court has directed 20 pharmaceutical companies to stop production after their medicines were found to be substandard. The court also issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the licenses of these companies should not be cancelled. A High Court bench consisting of Judges Dastagir Hossain and AKM Shahidul Huq passed the order today. Earlier, a parliamentary probe committee formed by the Health Ministry investigated 84 pharmaceutical companies in 2014. The probe committee report suggested cancellation of licenses of 20 companies, which include, Exim Pharmaceuticals, Globe Laboratories and Evert Pharma. Cancellation of antibiotic medicine manufacturing license of 14 companies was also proposed by the committee.
Hillary Clinton Wins Democratic Nomination
America, ENGLISH

Hillary Clinton Wins Democratic Nomination

    Hillary Clinton has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a tally by the Associated Press. If their count is right, she will become the first woman to top the ticket of a major US political party. Reluctant to celebrate too soon, Mrs Clinton greeted the news by saying she is on the brink of a "historic, unprecedented moment". The former Secretary of State told supporters gathered at a campaign event in Long Beach, California, there was still work to do as six states, including California and New Jersey, prepare for decisive votes on Tuesday. Replying to an AP Politics tweet declaring her nomination, she added: "We’re flattered, @AP, but we've got primaries to win. CA, MT, NM, ND, NJ, SD, vote tomorrow!" Accord...